Terribly alarming request from White House

I’ve been watching the government website very closely for changes in regards to any issues that relate to homeschooling (parental rights, education, etc.).  Today, I saw a post on whitehouse.gov that is actually related to healthcare (which I’ve tried to stay out of here), but it is incredibly scary!! Honestly, the following is THE single most scary thing I’ve seen come out of the White House thus far.

Here is the comment:

“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”

I cannot believe how much this sounds like the same sort of propaganda that Hitler spread in Germany in the 1930s!  I cannot believe this is on our official GOVERNMENT website!!  Chris read the comments and said they remind him of Soviet rules to “report your neighbor for suspicious anti-government activities,” etc.

What is going to happen to the people who are “reported”?  If nothing, what’s the point in reporting them?

And – I realize there are people who support all sides on the digest.  I respect that, but regardless of who you voted for, can any of us really be comfortable with an administration that chases RUMORS and wants to squash people’s RIGHT to free speech – EVEN if it is false and even if it’s in disagreement with the current president who wants health care that millions of people don’t agree with?  Can we really be comfortable with an administration that wants us to report what happens in our CASUAL CONVERSATIONS?!?!?

Will they close down the digest?  Other e-mail groups protesting the health care plan?  Citizens against corrupt government groups?  What happens when this healthcare bill passes (as it most likely will) and we don’t want to participate?  Where does it stop?

Seriously, this is frightening.  I’ve read a lot of propaganda from World War II and this is eerily similar.

Can anyone not be alarmed by this?  There has been massive desensitization in our country for years – against conservatives, against Christians, against religion, against those who disagree with the authority (even though that’s how our country was founded!).  That happened in Germany.  Then there was an appeal to the general citizen to help find those who would dare to speak against the fuehrer… we now see this appeal to those who would dare to speak against the president’s health insurance reform.  If this doesn’t convince people that we’ve thrown open the doors for socialism, I’m not sure what would.

This is incredibly scary.  If you want to read the page for yourself, you can find it here:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/   We can discuss it on OT, but everyone should know about this.  Please continue to pray and to help me make others aware!

Sonya Haskins



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